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Pro iOS Web Design and Development: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by Andrea Picchi

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Chapter 10

Optimizing iOS WebApps

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.”

—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This chapter is about web optimization and search engine optimization (SEO). First we talk about iPhone and iPad compatibility, and then we show how to optimize the performance of a WebApp. We also suggest some rules for optimizing the code, reducing HTTP requests, and minimizing DOM access.

We then demonstrate how to compress a WebApp, optimize its usability, and make it capable of working offline. Finally we look at a mobile SEO approach to WebApps, analyzing first the anatomy of a search engine and then exploring how to implement a search engine oriented design. We also ...

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